In early September, myCNAjobs released its Q4 2013 Caregiver Trend Report, which synthesized data from 1,284 professional companions, certified nursing assistants, and home health aides. The report’s purpose is to inform employers of key motivators and trends to better hire and retain their talent more effectively. One specific area of insight highlighted in the report is a list of small, yet influential incentives that can be instrumental in persuading caregivers to work hard-to-fill shifts - a pain point felt by hiring managers nationwide.
According to the report, most caregivers prefer to work first shift (7am - 3pm) and few are willing to work live-in caregiver jobs. These realities can be an irritating obstacle for employers who need to fill a wide array of changing shifts in order to meet client demands.
Next time you're staffing a position and experiencing difficulty due to shift preferences, here a few of the reported findings to entice caregivers to take your job.
- 63% of caregivers WOULD DEFINITELY consider a different shift if employers offered a $100/month gas or insurance stipend.
- 62% of caregivers WOULD DEFINITELY consider a different shift if employers offered paid training, CEUs, or tuition reimbursement.
- 56% of caregivers WOULD DEFINITELY consider a different shift if they were able to get their preferred shift within the first 3 months.
- 50% of caregivers WOULD DEFINITELY consider a different shift if employers paid for their cell phone bill (up to $75/month).
This knowledge is powerful! Try it and see how it works for you. To download the full report, visit Q4 2013 Caregiver Trend Report.